Welcome to BRINKguide

To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Chicken Inn

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
13-15, Pandara Road Market
New Delhi,
Pandara road market is one of the most popular places in New Delhi, and is primarily known for some of the best Indian restaurants in the city; Chicken Inn being one of them. If you happen to visit this restaurant then do not miss out on their 'Butter Chicken' and 'Tandoori (Roasted) Chicken. Surprisingly, they serve some brilliant vegetarian food as well.

Velita

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1783.9 KM AWAY
211 Mott Street
New York, NY
Great boutique for work attire, featuring classic and modern skirts, dresses, pants, blazers and coats. Each peace is constructed in Italy, so the prices aren't cheap. If you're willing to pay for quality, these pieces are designed to transcend trends and last you season after season.

Vesuvio

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
255 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA
Grab a table on the second floor and watch the bustling streets while nursing a beer. Better yet, try one of the specialty cocktails. The "recession special" is a good one, but too many might find you weeping. Order the Absinthe and hold your breath - there's a fifty-fifty chance they might serve it properly. Either way, sit your ass down and pour some liquor down your throat - enjoy the view.

Shopper's Stop

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Tagore Garden Extension
New Delhi,
Shopper's Stop is place that brings all major brands of shoes, cosmetics, cloths, bags, accessories, jewelry, appliances and even household products under one roof. It's like a mall within a mall...so if you are into that kind of serious mallness, enjoy, though we much prefer the tradition, quality, and authenticity that comes with open air markets.

Invisible Exports

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
14a Orchard Street
New York, NY
You're in that special part of town, and since it isn't sundown you're not worried about that foaming-at-the-mouth maniac jumping out from behind a tree - that's good. Even better would be if there was a decent boutique gallery to visit while you're in the area. Oh wait! Invisible Exports is right here! Modern and progressive art to fill your eye-holes - you'd better have some deep pockets if you wanna walk out with a canvas, though, so don't get too attached! And hey, at least it doesn't cost anything to look, right?

Casablanca Jazz Club

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2-5 Middle Street
Brighton,
Next to the thrifty Churchill Palace Hotel, The Casablanca specializes in a mixture of Latin, Jazz, Funk and - dare we utter the word - Disco. A true gem of a club, The Casablanca always has live music, skilled DJ's, and epic percussionists to vamp up the grooves during the week. If you like to dance, put on the shoes, kiddo - some pretty cool cats cut it up in this superb joint.

Blu Hotel Portorosa, Furnari (ME)

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Prestipaolo
Furnari, ME
This hotel is in the center of the Bay of Patti, which runs the Milazzo peninsula to the Tindari Promontory. Rather than being boxed-in completely, the construction is such that natural light illuminates all of the rooms in this seven storey structure, a structure which guarantees a wide range of spacious rooms and contemporary suites. If you feel like brushing shoulders with other moneyed travelers, you'll be happy to know that the hotel is strategically situated near the main highway and directly accessible by private yachts from Portorosa, the most important tourist Marina in Sicily.

The Love of Ganesha

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
1310 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
Imports from India, but certainly more than just a store. Friendly staff, free snacks & tea, a unique gift with each purchase, and lots of colorful ephemera to look through. Their meditation room is a good stress reliever, too, if you're of that particular persuasion.

Vital Tealeaf

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1783.9 KM AWAY
509 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA
Forget the beer and cocktails for a sec. This place offers tea at their bar instead of mind-numbing, vomit-inducing, liver-hardening liquor. You can even sip your tea in a wine glass, just for the fuck of it. For any of you enthusiasts, there's a huge variety, free tea-tastings events, and plenty more to satisfy your leaf-craving soul. Try the angel green tea, it’s heavenly!

Artisanal Cheese Shop

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2 Park Avenue (between 34th & 35th Streets)
New York, NY
Artisanal is a Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar that offers a stupidly wide variety of cheeses, as well as the Chef's personal take on French bistro dishes. Ingredients are of the highest quality, and those of you concerned can be happy that Artisanal is committed to sustainable & organic products only. Forget about your waistline - indulge in fondue perfection, cheese & wine flights, or any of a variety of mimosas.

The Borough Hotel

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
78-80 Causewayside
Edinburgh,
The little 'boutique' hotel is situated near the meadows in the South of Edinburgh. It's a pleasant 5 minute walk from Newington Road and all bus routes to the city's bars & clubs. Friendly staff who don't seem put out by any request and the chic rooms are fully equipped with today's essential - and opulently unnecessary - gadgets. They have a great bar on the first floor with poker nights every Tuesday. Prices vary depending on the season.

Yuzu

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1783.9 KM AWAY
3347 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
Yuzu - named after the Japanese citrus, regarded as pure culinary gold - serves cuisine combining French with Japanese flavors. This contemporary restaurant features savory authentic small plates, an extensive sake list (and four star prices, sadly). Marina locals crowd the sushi bar, but the ultra fresh fish entrees are mouth-watering and satisfying. Try creative rolls such as the Green Dragon eel drizzled with sweet soy sauce or a hot meal of miso-marinated cod.

Iglu Café Bar & Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2b Jamaica Street
Edinburgh,
This is a mellow joint worth seeking out - there aren't a whole lot in the New Town that also serve organic, ethnically-sourced local cuisine. The Bistro is great for intimate dining or a chill experience with friends; eclectic music, stunning seafood, and good droughts (like the Black Isle organic lager). This isn't the place to drink yourself into a stupor - the doors close at 12am weekdays and 1am weekends.

VSF Flowers

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
204 West 10th Street
New York, NY
Where Ralph Lauren gets his flower arrangements, if you actually give a damn. If you don't...well...it's still an attractive, sweet-smelling little place. VSF is a tranquil indoor garden of stunning, classic bouquets. Even if you’re not in the market, stop in to admire, or just to inhale.

John's Pizzeria

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
408 East 64th Street
New York, NY
Not by-the-slice, but you’ll want the whole pie anyway. Thin crust with just the right amount of cheese and toppings. Takes a little longer than some of the street-side joints, but the reward is a hot, fresh pizza of your choice versus a re-heated slice of whatever other places happen have on hand. Two other locations – West Village and Times Square - both are typically more crowded than this Upper East Side spot.

Four Seasons Guest House

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
3 Upper Rock Gardens
Brighton,
A quite classy little B&B scoring four stars from the AA. All rooms are en suite - convenient for any traveler - and the Grade 2 listed Regency building has been decorated in a contemporary style, is exquisitely comfortable, and is topped with friendly staff and other pleasant trims!

Moving Sale

POSH
RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
952 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA
Moving Sale is, simply put, a clusterfuck of great stuff. Sifting through giant stacks of wardrobes - along with some occasionally amazing vinyl and neon wall mounts - you'll find some great items to decorate your space with. A lot of art, loads of old electronics and lamps, and a resident pooch that always manages to get in your way. This is a great find in an otherwise barren stretch of SOMA.

Noodle Bar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
172 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Noodle Bar features terrifically tasty Pan-Asian wok - some cold and classic noodle dishes with a variety of protein choices. The food is delicious! Unfortunately, this neat little restaurant doesn't serve booze, so you'll have to meander on down the road when you're done (or arrive appropriately lit). Healthy options as well as quick take-out and delivery are available.

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
315 Linden St.
San Francisco, CA
Blue bottle coffee is the best cup of coffee in San Francisco. It's not even worth arguing about, and only a few try. There are a few locations, but this hidden kiosk is the best. Each cup is brewed to order, individually, with San Francisco roasted beans. If you leave the kiosk to enjoy your cup of coffee, do NOT venture far, this cup deserves respect and a few minutes to itself. Enjoy and delight.

Lukoil in the Meat Packing District

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
63 8th Avenue
New York, NY
Your first instinct wouldn't entirely be incorrect. The question is a good one: what's so damn special about a chain gas station, anyway? Well, there are two things: you can always use the restroom here, and because you can always use the restroom, cab drivers abound. If you're really stuck for a taxi, you can find one here, guaranteed.

LTK: Little Thai Kitchen

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
231 East 53rd Street
New York, NY
As the name suggests, this is a tiny little spot to grab a quaint Thai meal if you end up in the area and are looking for a quick lunch or dinner option. Prices aren't cheap but aren't over the top either.

La Barra Cevicheria

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RATING
1783.9 KM AWAY
250 Broome Street
New York, NY
Check out the young folks slugging beers out in front of this little restaurant - maybe you could drop in for a snack. This is, indeed, the most authentic ceviche you're likely to find on the Lower East Side. Great food and modest prices.